Amateurs in Eden

Amateurs in Eden

The Story of A Bohemian Marriage : Nancy and Lawrence Durrell

Book - 2013
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Nancy Durrell was a woman famous for her silences. Ana??s Nin said 'I think often of Nancy's most eloquent silences, Nancy talking with her fingers, her hair, her cheeks, a wonderful gift. Music again.' As the first wife Lawrence Durrell, author of The Alexandria Quartet, it is perhaps surprising that she is an unknown entity, a constant presence in the biographies of Durrell and others in the Bloomsbury set, yet always a shadowy figure, beautiful and enigmatic.

But who was the woman who was with Durrell during the most important years of his development as a writer? Joanna Hodgkin decides to retrace her mother's fascinating story: the escape from her toxic and mysterious family; the years in bohemian literary London and Paris in the 1930s; marriage to Durrell and their discovery of the 'Eden' of pre-war Corfu and her desperate struggle to survive in Palestine alone with a small child as the British Mandate collapsed. Amateurs in Eden is a fascinating biography of a literary marriage and of an unusual woman struggling to live an independent life.
Publisher: London : Virago, 2013, c2012.
ISBN: 9781844087945
Branch Call Number: 828 DUR H
Characteristics: xiv, 335 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.

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wendybradley
Feb 25, 2015

I thought this was going to be an interesting glimpse into the life of Lawrence Durrell. I wasn't. I had to force myself to read to the end. Dull.

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